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Letter: Leave 'merit system' for judges alone

...Alaska Bar Association, three non-attorneys appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature, and the chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. These members screen applicants for judicial vacancies and nominate the most qualified...
My Turn: Alaska's Constitution isn't broken

...the governor and confirmed by the Legislature. The Chief Justice serves ex-officio as chair of the Council and votes...15 votes in more than a thousand votes taken has the Chief Justice cast the deciding vote with the lawyer members. There...
My Turn: Judicial selection process doesn't need fixing

...regularly-voting members are lawyers, and a fourth, the chief justice, votes to break tie votes (four votes are needed to...HJR33.? Walter L. (Bud) Carpeneti served as the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court from 2009-12.
Alaska redistricting focuses on Legislature which the governor chooses two members, the presiding officers of the Alaska House and Senate choose one and the chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court chooses one.The idea was to create a more independent board, but there have been periodic...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Judicial selection for Alaska

...Council, which consists of three non-attorney Alaskans and three Alaska attorneys. The state Supreme Court's chief justice participates as chair, and votes rarely, only to break a tie.House Bill 33 seeks to change the makeup of the Council...
Federal courtroom named after late Juneau judge

...Alaska Supreme Court for eight years, four of them as chief justice. In 1980, he became the first Alaskan to serve on...a "crowning achievement" as retired Alaska Supreme Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti put it Monday, Boochever practiced...
The struggle to find jobs after jail

...benefits can include tax breaks and fidelity bonding as a form of business insurance.Retired Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti told the audience at the jail that recidivism rates are still "shockingly high" in Alaska. More...
Alaska Supreme Court eyes abortion notification

...pregnant girls and violates their privacy rights. Supporters say parents should be involved in abortion decisions.Chief Justice Dana Fabe said a decision on the case will be announced later.During the proceedings Wednesday, an attorney with...
State | AK legislature
Robert Boochever United States Courthouse dedication

...trial lawyer. In 1972 he was appointed to the Alaska State Supreme Court where he served for eight years, three as Chief Justice. In 1980 President Jimmy Carter appointed Boochever to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit...
Three things to watch: Golf, Constitution, judges

...even more important forum."The proposal is due up next in House Finance.State of the Judiciary: Dana Fabe, the chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address to a joint session...
State | AK legislature


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